Modern

Famous quotes containing the word modern:

    O born in days when wits were fresh and clear,
    And life ran gaily as the sparkling Thames;
    Before this strange disease of modern life,
    With its sick hurry, its divided aims,
    Its head o’ertaxed, its palsied hearts, was rife—
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    To the modern spirit nothing is, or can be rightly known, except relatively and under conditions.
    Walter Pater (1839–1894)

    The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
    Edmond De Goncourt (1822–1896)